The X Factor is reportedly set to copy Britain’s Got Talent format with a week of live shows.
X Factor bosses are reportedly shaking up the format again in a bid to gain more viewers – This time they’re copying the format from sister show Britain’s Got Talent.
The show’s bosses are reportedly fed up with the format and fear audiences are getting bored – In a bid to regain some viewers this year’s X Factor will reportedly only have a week of live episodes before the final.
The Sun reports that executive producer Mark Sidaway has decided to change the format of The X Factor – There are plans to air only seven live shows before the big finale.
An insider told the paper: “The X Factor executives feel it needs a shake-up with big changes to the format.
“They have been discussing having just a few weeks of live shows, so people get to know the singers and then one big finals week.
The insider continued: “They have been discussing having just a few weeks of live shows, so people get to know the singers and then one big finals week.”
The insider also mentioned it would be easier for the judges to ‘fit the show into their busy schedules’.
Last year’s X Factor saw the return of judges Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and boss Simon Cowell.